2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 ProblemsActive Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid
The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, struts, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.
As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops. If problems are encountered, it would be recommended to have a technician familiar with these tops perform the diagnoses.
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 QuestionsMy transmission goes into a "neutral" position off and on then BANG engages and works fine until the next time it does this. Fluids are fine. Any ideas? (1 answer)
the other instrument functions were available. I also noticed a knocking noise coming from under the engine, it sounds almost like a woodpecker
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 RecallsSensotronic Brake Control System May Default to Basic Hydraulic Mode
Due to deterioration of the wiring harness connection or failure of the hydraulic pump, the sensotronic brake control (SBC) system may default to the hydraulic back-up mode. In the back-up mode, the driver has braking power sufficient to stop the vehicle, but greater brake pedal pressure is required and brake pedal travel will be noticeably longer. Dealers will install a bracket and replacement ground wire to the SBC pump unit on all affected vehicles. Additionally, dealers will inspect and replace the SSC pump unit in certain SL models. The Mercedes-Benz recall numbers are 2005070007 AND 2005110001.